Building a PC from scratch

Building a PC completely from scratch may sound like a great idea – but if you have no previous experience building or upgrading PC hardware, you may be making things harder for yourself for no reason.


Not only do you need to source the correct compatible components – but also you need to take precautions not to damage the parts just by touching them with static electricity by using a wrist strap at all times.


Some parts such as hard disks, memory modules and the motherboard are easily damaged and costly to replace – and diagnosing a hardware issue without alternative parts or spares may be difficult for the newcomer.


If this is a first (or second or third) build – or if the requirement is for a fairly standard spec PC, then we would suggest looking at the part or fully built “Barebones” options shown on this site first for an easier and more productive system build.